We saved the best for last, and we’re bringing it to the Emerald City!

By Staff

 

WE Day is coming to Seattle! On May 3, the KeyArena will be packed with incredible youth who have each earned their ticket to the show by taking action in their local and global communities with WE Schools.

The star-studded event is the last WE Day of the season, and we’re pulling out all the stops to make this a powerful, life-changing experience. Fresh faces—hey, Noah Cyrus!—and old friends—what’s up, Ciara?—will be joining the lineup to rock the stage and celebrate these young Washingtonian change-makers.

From talented athletes to inspiring speakers, check out five awesome guests who will be gracing the WE Day Seattle stage!

Tip: Can’t make it to Seattle for the big show? No worries! Tune in with thousands of viewers from across the country and around the world via our live webcast.


 

Russell Wilson is proof that determination creates opportunity. The 5-foot-11-inch quarterback chased his athletic dreams all the way to the NFL, despite the skepticism of the football community. Tenacious in spirit, Russell is a reminder to never underestimate the underdog. His positive attitude led the Seattle Seahawks to their first-ever Super Bowl win in 2013. Off the field, Russell is inspiring others to score their own touchdowns through his foundation Why Not You, which is dedicated to creating change by motivating youth to be the leaders of tomorrow. His infectious enthusiasm for success promises to light up the WE Day stage!

 

It’s difficult not to love this young Canadian actor. Movie fans know the 11-year-old British Columbian for his unforgettable role as Jack in the 2015 Oscar-nominated film Room, and his touching portrayal of August Pullman in Wonder. In this film adaptation of a childhood classic, Jacob plays a 5th grader who challenges his classmates to look beyond appearances when he attends a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Just as Wonder inspires people to act with kindness, so too does this veteran WE Day speaker. A dependable crowd booster, we can’t wait to hear how he always “chooses kind.”

 

This Disney star is using her superstar status to do some serious good. By setting an awesome example, she’s out to motivate her fans to get involved in their local and global communities. Whether visiting with patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, building a school in Kenya or encouraging youth on the WE Day stage, Olivia is always making time for doing good. Get ready to be mesmerized by this Southern Belle’s charm and inspirational vision!

 

Ann Curry is known for her courageous work around the world as a former NBC News anchor and international correspondent. She’s reported from the ground in the middle of war zones and natural disasters. As executive producer and host of the new PBS documentary series We’ll Meet Again, the award-winning journalist’s newest project sees her delving into history to examine how conflict can disrupt lives, separate love ones and throw strangers together. We can’t wait to hear this gifted storyteller talk about the courageous character of the human spirit.

 

Actor and author Diane Guerrero is raising her voice about political issues close to her heart. Famous for her roles on the hit shows Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, Diane is passionate about preventing family separation through deportation. Get ready to be inspired by this eloquent activist at her first WE Day ever.